Compose a formal essay on the prompt listed below.
Pick a narrative song a song that tlls a story and analyze the lyrics of that song.
Sign up for your song on my office door by 1o/23 ; no repeats per class.
Typed in the MLA format
2 scholarly sources and the primary source
Includes a Works Cited page
750- 1oo0 words in length
Submit to turnitin,com through Canvas
15% Introduction: You establish a context for the significance of your thesis in regards to the literary work asawhole. How does your argument contribute to understanding the author’s major literary/thematic concerns?What can other readers learn from your analysis? How does your analysis/ critique fit in with other criticalresponses of the author/iterary work?
15% Thesis: You state in 1-2 sentences your main idea. The thesis is the culmination of your introduction 3o% Organization: Your essay should follow that of a typical literary critique:
Since your focus must be on analyzing some literary motif, theme, or a combination of a literaryelements (such as symbolism, character, setting, etc.), your essay must contain well-structuredsupporting paragraphs that contain a topic sentence, quotes from thc primary text, 2 scholarly;n relt secondary sources, an explanation/ discussion of the significance of the quotes you use in relation to
your thesis, and a concluding sentence or two that situates the entire paragraph in relation to the thesis.Your thesis will focus on some kind of critical analysis of the primary text, so your supporting paragraphs should be organized around cach of the quotes you use, explaining the significance of the.quotes and why (or how) transitions and at least six (or more) sentences.
1o% Conclusion: Regardless of wbich option you choose, you want a conclusion that avoids summarizing whatyou’ve just said. You also dont want to say, In conclusion…” Your aim in a conclusion is to place the discussion in a larger context. For example, how might your critical analysis of a literary character relate to theother characters in a work? How might your thesis be applied to other aspects of the text, say for example, thesetting or symnbolism?
15% Grammar and Mechanics: Your paper avoids basic grammar mistakes, such as dropped apostrophes inpossessives, subject/verb agreement, arbitrary tense switches, etc. The paper demonstrates a commitment toproofreading by avoiding easy-to- catch typos and word mistakes (effect for affect, for example). The paperadheres to the MLA formatting style for the in-text citations and Works Cited citations.
15% Presentation: Your paper meets the minimum length criteria of 750 words and typed with a creative title.The paper is required to be in the MLA format, using the primary source, 2 scholarly secondary sources, in-textcitations, and a works cited page.